'Hope,' 'World' tap German-French funding

Commission backs cross-border projects

COLOGNE, Germany -- Bay Okan Kulen's "Grapes of Hope" and Bruno Chiche's "Small World" have secured production financing from the German-French subsidy commission, which backs cross-border co-productions.

Yume Quad Films in Paris and Munich's Blueprint Film, the producers of "Small World," received 400,000 euros ($521,000) in financing. "Grapes of Hope," which Bayan Film in Cologne is producing together with France's Bac Films, received $391,000.
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